Tomcat process remains after a start up failure through JSVC

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  • When attempting to start up Tomcat through JSVC (, the process remains indefinitely after a start up failure. For instance, with an unparseable server.xml, start up fails and Tomcat is unusable but the process remains:
21-Aug-2018 17:39:16.271 WARNING [main] org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina.load Catalina.start using conf/server.xml: Element type "className" must be followed by either attribute specifications, ">" or "/>".
21-Aug-2018 17:39:16.271 SEVERE [main] org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina.start Cannot start server. Server instance is not configured.
Daemon started successfully
java_start done
Waiting for a signal to be delivered
create_tmp_file: /tmp/16518.jsvc_up
  • If starting via, the process ends as expected.


  • JBoss Web Server (JWS)
    • 3.x
    • 5.x
  • Tomcat
    • 7.0.x
    • 8.0.x
    • 9.0.x
  • JSVC

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